I find him to be kind of a joke now.
He's ranted about basically how everyone who is lockdown skeptical is a basically a madman who believes Covid is a fake. Untrue. Most of us who are members of lockdown skeptic communities do not believe the pandemic to be fake or a conspiracy, the belief is that lockdown is not the way to solve the problem, even temporarily, and causes far more problems than it solves. Lockdown fetishists, as I sometimes call them, appear to possess a delusional belief that lockdown has no downsides at all and that we can go in and out of them and come out economically, physically, socially and mentally fine which is the real delusion to me. Pointing out Sweden's success in keeping the pandemic down without being overly restrictive isn't mad either and I'm quite fed up with the allegations that anyone who doesn't believe in "hard lockdown" wants to pretty much genocide the elderly.
Although Allison Pearson's Tweet about her son was mind-numbingly idiotic, the fact remains, that despite Fenton's fear-mongering, the effect of Covid on younger people is absolutely minimal.
It's not just this though, just in general. He's turned into the worst kind of condescending, patronizing, ridiculously over-sensitive, sneering figure against anyone who doesn't absolutely follow the new WOKE agenda (which, as many of us discussed in the JK Rowling thread, has many problems), seeing bigotry and racism in everything and thus really damaging the fight against it where it does exist:
https://zelo-street.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... young.html
This is a prime example of how hysterical he now is, where he allows his dislike to blind him of all reason. I can't stand Toby Young but if you seriously think using the term "dark horse" to describe an outsider in a competition is racist against mixed-race people, you are seriously missing the point and just looking for it. It just takes a bit of basic research and intelligence to understand that this is just not true.
I liked him when he was pointing out the hypocrisy of media barons and their agenda but his borderline psychotic obsession with the likes of Harry Cole and Toby Young (who yes, are total shits and I'm not denying that), desire to apparently become the poster child of Momentum and condescending attitude to those not in total agreement with him has massively turned me off of his blog.